Boice Crane jointer

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Forum topic by ClayandNancy posted 03-22-2011 05:56 PM 4062 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-22-2011 05:56 PM

I’m looking at a Boice Crane jointer 1950 vintage 6”, anyone have any insight to this jointer? Needs a little tlc but looks in fair to good condition.

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#1 posted 03-22-2011 06:23 PM

Ask the question at and they’ll tell you run don’t walk to get it!

-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#2 posted 03-22-2011 06:28 PM

I agree with Lee. Boice Crane is an industrial manufacture and has been known for heavy duty tools. I think the folks on OWWM would be able to help you. I guess the trick would be to know how much it has been used and how hard.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 03-22-2011 06:37 PM

I’m still using an old Boice Crane tablesaw. They do seem to be well built and last. Along with the two mentioned sites above you can also try vintage I found a Boice Crane catalog there researching my TS.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#4 posted 03-22-2011 07:46 PM

B-C is a decent brand. Light industrial and home shop stuff. Not bad
machines at all. Parts are tough to get, but jointers are simple machines
with few moving parts.

If it’s got a motor, switch, a usable stand, flat tables, decent bearings,
all the knives, a fence that works, it’s probably worth about $100-150
on the used market. Perfectly restored of course it could be worth
$400 or so to a collector.

A sheet-metal original cabinet stand can be worth more than the
tool it was made for.

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#5 posted 03-22-2011 08:25 PM

Thanks guys. Loren Right now it’s on a homemade, not to bad stand. I’ll have to check around for a cabinet if I buy this one, he is in your price range for used.

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#6 posted 03-25-2011 02:42 AM

Well I bought it. It has the original 3/4 hp motor, what a monster. As soon as it warms up here a bit I’ll be taking it apart to refurb. Pics to come.

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